Miranda is a smallish terrier cross aged around two years old. We found Miranda in January when we were visiting a private shelter. She was a little skeleton huddled in a pen with her siblings and some other dogs. It is a common story in every shelter that there’s often one weak dog in the pen that nobody lets eat…. Miranda was that dog. Our friend Mihaela was with us and when she said she was considering taking her home, of course we encouraged that (hence why no rescuers husbands like them coming out with us). Miranda was not on the list of dogs at that shelter that belonged to the rescuers we work with so permission had to be asked from an organisation in Germany for us to take over responsibility and they readily agreed that they wanted what was best for her. In Mihaela’s care Miranda started to gain weight and grow in confidence and she was soon re asy to come to us in the UK to look for a family to continue with that care and love. Sadly Miranda’s health took a swift down turn and she was rushed to the emergency vet. It transpired that due to a botched spay operation in Romania one of her kidneys failed and vets told us that her chances of survival were low. We opted to give her a chance though and several thousand pounds and a kidney removal later and she was ready to go back into her foster home to begin the long road to recovery. Fate hadn’t finished with our unlucky little girl yet though and unfortunately the damage caused has affected the function of her pancreas. Although she is now medically healed and fit she will need a low fat diet and pancreatic enzyme supplements for life. In character Miranda is a very active girl who loves to play, chase and jump and loves her outings with her foster sisters to the dog park. She would be great at agility with the right training. She will need another active, playful but hopefully calm and confident dog in her new home. She will need someone who is at home for a large part of the day as she does get bored. She is very food oriented and will steal food if given the opportunity. The vet thinks this is due to her being starved in the past rather than from hunger or any medical problems. She was a very nervous girl but is now gaining in confidence and although she won’t yet allow cuddles she is approaching to be fussed, but on her terms. She’s happy to be groomed. She is wary of strange people and dogs when on walks and will stop and stare but once they are close to her she will approach to sniff them and can be won over with a treat. She will need ongoing training with the her lead walking as she is currently wary of traffic particularly from behind, but is getting better each day. Due to excitement she does sometimes jump up so would be unsuitable for a home with small children. She is a young girl who has had a hard start in life and will need someone able to continue her training and help her grow in confidence. She is clean in the house and loves travelling in the car now that she knows it means she’s going for a walk in the woods or play in the dog park. Miranda is a medical marvel. She has survived all that life has cruelly thrown at her and emerged from it all with her tail still wagging. We appreciate that this is a lot of information to take in and that really not many people are going to offer her a chance. However we know there are people out there who look out for the “hopeless” cases and we know the odds of finding them are small…. but the odds of her surviving the kidney op were smaller so we are hoping she can defy them once again and find her forever home.

Miranda fostered Kings Lynn Norfolk.

If you are interested please message or call between 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri or 9am to 4pm Sat. Tel 07788251197 / 07899844524.

Our adoption fee is on average £380, dependant on the dog, they are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered).

Adoption Policy

When you adopt a Safe Rescue dog, you MUST use a slip lead. This will keep your dog safe: your new dog will be nervous and will not trust you, and you will not know which situations might upset your dog. If your dog panics, then a slip lead is the only way to prevent your dog from escaping (many dogs can escape from a collar and/or harness). It will take AT LEAST 3-6 months for your dog to settle-in and for you to know your dog fully (longer for nervous dogs). The slip lead must ALWAYS be used during this settling-in period.

Even after your dog is settled, it is safest to use the slip lead in situations where your dog may become scared (e.g. visiting new places, around unfamiliar people, at the vet), and it situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night). Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a back-up safety measure.

The slip lead is a safety device and must NEVER be used as a training tool. Using the lead to apply pressure to the dog’s neck is damaging. If your dog pulls on the lead, then we can advise you on training methods that avoid harm.

Once your dog is settled, you may want to consider using a harness (together with the slip lead) if your dog is comfortable with being handled when it is fitted. Most harnesses are not escape-proof, but harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Perfect Fit Harnesses) are safer.

Retractable / extendable leads must never be used on our dogs.

Adopted dogs must be collected from the rescue and transported straight home in a crate.

Fences and gates must be 5ft min & secure. All dogs are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered (unless the dog is too young to be neutered).

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